Oregon Folklife Network is a network of statewide culture and heritage partners who operate on state, regional, county, and community levels. OFN's operational partners* provide cash support necessary to our basic operations as well as advice, promotional support, and contacts throughout the state. In turn, OFN provides assistance and program support for partners, both operational and otherwise.
Oregon Arts Commission*
The Oregon Arts Commission awards grants to Oregon artists and art organizations to ensure wide access to the arts across the state. The organization also coordinates the selection of public art for state facilities and state campuses and develops arts programs for public schools.
Oregon Cultural Trust*
With the goal of creating a $200 million fund to provide long-term support for the arts and humanities in Oregon, the Oregon Cultural Trust awards grants to counties, Tribes, and arts agencies that promote cultural participation.
Oregon Heritage Commission
This governor-appointed commission connects hundreds of organizations and thousands of Oregonians devoted to preserving and interpreting Oregon’s heritage resources. Oregon Heritage Commission programs include museum grant programs, technical assistance for heritage organizations, and an annual conference. The Oregon Heritage Commission also maintains the Oregon Historical Sites Database.
Oregon Historical Society*
The Oregon Historical Society presents exhibits on Oregon history and culture, publishes books, articles, and other resources, and develops educational resources for schools, including online resources and folklife cultural programs.
In addition to offering grants to nonprofits developing community-level programs, Oregon Humanities offers free college-level humanities courses for adults with financial barriers, provides teachers with valuable training, and publishes the magazine Oregon Humanities.
Oregon State Library
The Oregon State Library's mission is to provide quality information services to state government; provide reading materials to blind and print-disabled Oregonians; and to provide leadership, grants, and other assistance to improve local library service for all Oregonians.
Executive Advisory Council
This committee is comprised of representatives from four collaborating University of Oregon units that directly support OFN operations.
Scott Fitzpatrick, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Sandra Gladney, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education
David de Lorenzo, Giustina Director for Special Collections and University Archives at UO Libraries
Martha Bayless, Professor of English
Phil Scher is the Divisional Dean for Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology
External Advisory Board
Brian Rogers is the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Eliza Canty-Jones is Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and Director of Community Engagement at the Oregon Historical Society.
Beth Dehn is Manager of the Oregon Heritage Commission.